Courier captured in magic meringue

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A Kintyre café chef famed for her magnificent meringues has confected a Campbeltown Courier front page.

Frances Hill at Muneroy Tearoom in Southend, winner of the Scottish Food Awards 2017 Tearoom Destination award, used 14 egg whites in the full front page creation painted with food colour.

Mrs Hill heard about the #buyapaper campaign, which has been making local press headlines round the UK and decided it needed sweet support.

With the price of the paper increasing by five pence last week Mrs Hill sold the meringue, per page, at 95 pence each.

Commenting on the tearoom’s Facebook page, referring to Courier reporter Hannah O’Hanlon, Sandy McKinnon wrote: ‘Ach Hannah’s worth an extra five pence a week!’

Hannah replied to Mrs Hill: ‘Thank you so much for your support, Frances – it is very much appreciated. It’s not always easy but we try our best to put out a good paper every week.

‘It is unfortunate that the price had to increase but small changes like that may be the only way small, local newspapers like the Courier will survive.’

News editor Mark Davey said: ‘Frances’ meringues are as topical as cartoons and it was great for the Courier to be immortalised, if only briefly, before melting in the mouth.’

The meringue Campbeltown Courier. NO_c51muneroy01_Courier_Meringue